Steven G. Johnson, 22, of Hallstead, Pa. formerly of Portland, Ore., returned to the Lord on the sixth day of December 2012.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Second Milo Baptist Church, Penn Yan.
Steven is survived by his mother, Elizabeth and Roger Allard; his father, Paul and Barbara Johnson Jr.; two brothers, Mitch and Sarah Johnson and Tad Johnson; great-grandmother, Helen Jensen; two grandmothers, Althea Race and Patricia Andrews; grandfather, Frank Presher; one niece, Rogue Johnson; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other extended family members.
Steven was active in youth groups. He assisted other children in need and senior citizens. He was a civil rights activist. Steven was self taught in sign language, Japanese, Russian, French, and German. He loved to travel and explore. He was an excellent cook, was willing to try something new, and always sought out ways to meet the needs of other people.
"We will always remember you with star dust and rainbows. We love you dearly." In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Steven's Hope care of Penn Star Bank, P.O. Box 177, Great Bend, Pa. 18821 for glioblastoma, cancerous brain tumor, research.